INTERVIEWED BY APPFUTURA ON JUL 28, 2017
Introduce yourself and you business
I am the CTO of a company in the UK. We develop mobile and web products. In some cases, we subcontract outsourcing companies.
What was your project about?
We built two apps: one for iOS and one for Android. The iOS app was the big project and we worked on it for a couple of years - with a couple of releases.
Afterwards, we wanted the Android app. Due to our business and the limmitations it had on Google play, we didn't have a big motivation for it at the beginning.
Our business relates to sports and online bets. Our app is built around the concept of betting on the iOS version. The Android one is more informative due to the Play store limmitations.
What was the scope assigned to Devodrome?
They had to build the mobile products. Native iOS that would integrate with our APIs and implement the features that we requested. It was all coding.
How did you meet Devodrome and what led you to hiring them?
I knew the owner of the company because we worked together a long time ago. That's how the connection was made. They had a good portfolio and good developers. We liked that they could almost delegate one of their developers to our team.
How was their Project Management?
Their offer is that you can work on a fixed price. You agree on a set of deliverables, budget and timeframe. They manage the project and allocate their sources. It is kind of like a black box and you get your deliverable.
However, we got a developer from them in our team, so we just integrated him with us. Therefore, we did our own project management.
Regarding the time and the budget, was everything as expected?
We had some flexibility. When there is a strict timeframe and set deliverables, there's usually a period of bug-fixing or changes. For us, that is not very flexible.
We didn't like that kind of arrangement and that is why we essentially took one of their team members to work with us directly in our team.
Was their expertise up to what you expected?
We were quite happy with that. Everything was implemented as requested. No technological issues or problems that they could not tackle. Everything was as expected.
What are the best things about Devodrome?
I would say the quality of the product was good. Their flexibility and the arrengement they did worked well for us. In general, they were quite responsive and they really try to make things work to deliver good results. Everything was quite smooth.
Any areas Devodrome could improve on?
Maybe there were some problems with the payment. My CEO was not very happy because there were issues with US Dollar fluctuation and that was not well received. Hide extended review
At some point, after a couple of years working together, they expected us to pay more because the change from our local currency to USD had changed. We did not identify it as our problem and, in the end, we ended up paying our normal price.
Nothing to do with the service they provided.